I almost did not write this letter, since the Obama administration decided not to send government monitors into our newsrooms.
But I believe we, the citizens of the United States, are still in great peril.
For anyone to even consider infringing on our Constitution is appalling to me.
When I heard of the intent of the administration to invade our newsrooms, a chill crept down my spine. The First Amendment is the foundation of our Constitution. Any infringement on the First Amendment would be the beginning of the end of the United States as we know it.
Even more disturbing than this threat was the ignorance of many of the people I spoke to about this issue. Most of them were unaware that their freedom of speech was in imminent danger. Decisions are being made for the people of this country, not by the people.
We Americans need to wake up! It would not surprise me if the Obama administration attempts this deplorable act again.
We need to be ready to defend our Constitution, and thus our freedom.
Lu Ann Olivas